• Thu, Oct 7 2010

Viral Porn Won’t Keep Elizabeth Hawkenson From Arizona State Scholarship

And here’s another good reason to be a young, straight woman going to a state school, rather than a gay guy going to a Christian college: Not only does your appearance in an online porn video not get you expelled, but you get to keep your scholarship as well! Hey, we all got to pay the bills.

Elizabeth Hawkenson is an 18-year-old freshman at Arizona State University, who participated in a “reality porn” video (what, are you telling us porn isn’t real??) that went super viral once the kids at 4Chan got wind that Elizabeth flashed her school ID during the shoot. Because it’s 4Chan, the rumors quickly devolved from calling Elizabeth a bunch of dirty names to claiming that her academic scholarship had been revoked. Hey, at least it wasn’t as bad as when gay porn star Paul Donahoe was thrown off his Nebraska school’s wrestling team when they caught wind of his activities, or when 21-year-old John Gechter was immediately expelled from Grove college when some boy-on-boy videos of him surfaced.

But according to Hawkenson, her scholarship wasn’t tarnished by her cameo in Backroom Casting Couch, for which she made herself a cool $2k. Instead, she claims the letter was falsified, and the only thing that was dented in this story was her reputation, not the $30k scholarship. She should be thanking her lucky stars: While we don’t cast judgement on how you make your money, you need to be aware of the consequences when you flash your college ID during a porn shoot. Then again, maybe she can pull a Matt Sanchez and end up a talking head on Fox News because of this controversy. It’s all about the spin, baby.

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